21 November 2012

Namibia: ?Terminator? Could Be Back in Action Soon

Windhoek — Local boxing enthusiasts could be in for a real boxing fiesta with the mooted international bout between Namibia's undefeated former world champion Harry 'The Terminator' Simon and the much celebrated Roy Jones Jr.

While both boxers might now be a little long in the tooth - any fight featuring two of probably the best light heavyweight boxers in the world should be enough to get the adrenaline pumping among boxing lovers.

Simon, a former World Boxing Association (WBO) Middle and Light Middleweight champion is the only boxer in the history of Namibian professional boxing yet to taste defeat as a world champion. He is determined to resurrect his ailing boxing career after he was laid low for a couple of years through a career threatening motor vehicle accident.

The long layoff prompted the world boxing authorities to strip the hard punching Simon of his prestigious belt, but Simon remains unfazed and has promised to beat the lights out of Jones Jr.

The American has always tried by all means to avoid a confrontation with Simon during his illustrious boxing career and will face a weakened opponent in Simon for the unified World Boxing Union (WBU) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Light Heavyweight vacant title, slated for March 23, 2013 in Windhoek.

Jones Jr has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

He is the only boxer in history to start his career as a light middleweight (154 lbs) and go on to win a heavyweight title.

Jones left his mark in boxing history when he won the WBA heavyweight title to become the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years and was rightfully named 'Fighter of the Decade' during the 90's by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

However, the eagerly awaited bout will remain a pipedream if sufficient funds are not found in time. Simon, currently without a recognized promoter, has been burning the midnight oil in search of potential sponsors to come on board and make this high profile fight a reality.

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